News & Events

Coronavirus Update

Dear friends, During these days amid all the changes and challenges they are holding, First Presbyterian is continuing to connect with our congregation, church friends, and those exploring our website. While apart, we are still the church.  With God and with each other, we are not alone. We share a regathering letter and message of hope at the link below from Rev. Brian Heron, Presbyter for Vision & Mission with Presbytery of the Cascades. Click here for Regathering Letter from Rev. Brian Heron As this time of sheltering at home has continued, people are seeking things to sustain their soul.  Hoping you’ll stream our Sunday worship services at 10:30 am, or look at the Virtual Vespers services, quiet times of reflecting on faith and spirit.  You’ll also find here creative resources for families at home with children. Many church groups [...]

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Second Columbarium Plinth

Located on the eastern half of the Plaza, the first plinth of two planned for FPC’s Columbarium* has been installed and can be viewed from the Plaza. The second plinth will be installed later this summer. Future work will also include landscaping, seating, lighting and security. The Columbarium may be used by members of First Presbyterian Church and their families. Information is available by contacting (office@firstpresportland.org). *A Columbarium is a holy site with niches for storing one or two funerary urns. [...]

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Virtual Vespers

You are invited to participate in a time of prayer and reflection on scripture. These Vespers can be found on our Facebook page (First Presbyterian Church, Portland Oregon) and our Instagram account (firstpresbyterian_pdx). Vespers for the week can be viewed here on our website.  We hope that these quiet moments of meditation provide a time of peace in challenging times. [...]

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All are welcome!

The Presbyterian Church (USA), of which First Presbyterian is a part, works to affirm the worth of all persons, including those in the LGBTQ community. The governing body of our church, the Session, affirms ours as a welcoming and affirming congregation.  All are welcome to join in worship, fellowship, and service! [...]

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Resources in Response to the Killing of George Floyd

  Please scroll down for other resources, including those from our Presbytery and denomination. Dear friends, In recent days, the tumultuous impacts of the coronavirus have left a sense that the usual certainties and patterns of life have undergone a shaking of the foundations.  This has been compounded by an appalling act of violence in the killing of George Floyd, and the many protests that have happened in its wake, as well as the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.  Though we have seen over the years too many of these killings, there was something uniquely chilling in the image of a man’s knee on another’s neck, something that echoed the years and even centuries of oppression, bereft of any sense of common humanity. W.E.B. DuBois, an American sociologist and the first African-American to earn a Harvard doctorate, [...]

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Presbytery Innovation Mission Grant

All churches in the Presbytery were provided with a $1,000 mission grant to use to help with the COVID-19 response. FPC has selected Rose Heaven to be our recipient, but please don’t let the blessings stop there. You are invited to participate in this gift by putting together hygiene kits. Each kit needs to be in a to go bag and include: soap, razor, travel size shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste (optional comb & socks). Drop off your kits on Thursdays from 12:30-3:30 pm via non-contact collection at the Church office door on 13th street, or contact Brenna (bdykman@firstpresportland.org) to arrange pickup. [...]

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Pentecost Gifts Raise Hope for Children

A gift to the Pentecost Offering is a gift to the future–providing opportunities for young people to forge a deep and lasting faith for a lifetime. Your donations enhance the lives of children and youth in our local community and support related ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Last year FPC’s 40% share was given to children’s programs at Friendly House and Faithful Friends. Contributions can be made online or mailed to the church office. [...]

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Coronavirus Season Update

Dear friends, During these days amid all the changes and challenges they are holding, First Presbyterian is continuing to connect with our congregation, church friends, and those exploring our website. While apart, we are still the church.  With God and with each other, we are not alone. As this time of sheltering at home has continued, people are seeking things to sustain their soul.  Hoping you’ll stream our Sunday worship services at 10:30 am, or look at the Virtual Vespers services, quiet times of reflecting on faith and spirit.  You’ll also find here children’s sermons and creative resources for families at home with children. Many church groups are continuing to meet by Zoom, and there is a Zoom coffee hour after worship each Sunday.  The Sunday Scripture study class is meeting by Zoom at 9 am on Sundays, as well [...]

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Virtual Adult Ed: A Pilgrimage Story with the Resleys

Camino de Santiago

First Presbyterian members Bill and Deborah Resley will speak about their pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in Spain on Sunday, May 17th after the live streamed worship service at 12:30 pm via Zoom. For more than 1,000 years, pilgrims have followed “The Way” across Europe to the tomb of Saint James, the apostle. Join in virtually to hear their story and participate in a discussion about the role of pilgrimage practices in the Christian life. The Zoom link is (https://zoom.us/j/94657006493) and the Meeting ID is 946-5700-6493. [...]

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1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

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